Timely Take-Aways for Life Long Learners

Annette enjoyed some nonfiction reading.

Annette has always enjoyed working with teacher librarians who help educators update their curriculum. Although retired from university teaching, she enjoys her IUPUI emerita status and continues share her favorite new titles.

Whether helping educators keep up-to-date in their subject-areas, promoting student reading in the content-areas, or simply encouraging nonfiction leisure reading, teacher librarians need to be aware of the best new titles across the curriculum and how to activate life-long learning. – Annette Lamb

Use the links below to explore each topic:

  • Birds and Birders
    Four new and upcoming books explore the world of birds and birders. From naturalists and scientists to backyard birders, these books explore the wide range of ways people connect with birds. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Writers and Writing
    Five recently published and upcoming titles explore writing and writers. From unconventional writing rules to new ways of presenting content, explore approaches to writing, spaces for creation, and techniques to jumpstart writing. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Revolutionary Period Perspectives
    Whether exploring individuals, groups, or events, six new works of nonfiction share different perspectives and innovative thinking about the Revolutionary War period. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Ideas for Artists
    From drawing and painting to mixed media, five new titles provide endless ideas for art educators to spur creativity, teach new techniques, and encourage students to find their creative style. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • American Civil War
    Whether exploring a prison, state, or mandate, each of these five recently published titles focuses on a lesser-known aspect of the Civil War. Educators will find the specific examples useful in helping students understand the challenges of specific aspects of war from muddy conditions to historical inaccuracies. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging[…]
  • Natural History
    Four new works of nonfiction explore the long history of planet Earth including the relatively recent impact of humans and other animals. Each provides a unique perspective and context for investigation. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Age of Discovery
    From Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake to lesser-known scientific explorers and even an unknown mariner, a batch of new nonfiction works share previously overlooked stories set during the age of discovery. Four titles expand our thinking about the people and missions that jumpstarted maritime travel and commerce. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians:[…]
  • Fungi, Herbs, and Human Connections
    The fascinating world of fungi and herbs is the topic of several new works of nonfiction. From updates in mycology to the traditions of ginseng gathering, these three titles explore an often overlooked area of science and agriculture. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Medieval Life
    Four new works of nonfiction bust myths about the people and progress of the Middle Ages by providing new perspectives on this often misunderstood time period. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Drawing
    Whether seeking ideas for building confidence in young artists or exploring new how-to-draw series, six new drawing books are available for educators. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Popular Science Topics
    Four new works of popular science nonfiction are examining fascinating scientific themes through entertaining stories. Educators will find these useful in identifying timely examples for their classrooms. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • America’s History of Enslaved People
    Three recent works of nonfiction focus on America’s history of slavery and evolving narratives regarding acknowledgement of enslaved people. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Vikings
    Explore three new works of nonfiction focusing on the Viking experience from different perspectives. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • Marine Life
    Whether exploring the deepest oceans or learning about life from sea creatures, two works of nonfiction are examining the natural world in new ways. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.
  • The Boone Family
    From tragedy and hardship to strength and independence, the Boone family represents the passion and resilience of 18th-century settlers. Two new titles skillfully explore the experiences of the Boone family within the larger context of the people, places, and events that shaped early westward expansion. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice[…]
  • Auschwitz
    Since the end of World War II, many nonfiction works have shared the horrific atrocities of Auschwitz. However, three recent titles explore the Holocaust from unusual perspectives including a photographer, dressmakers, and sisters. These powerful stories chronicle the variety of ways prisoners were able to survive. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory[…]
  • Geological History
    Tracing the geologic history of Earth, HOW THE MOUNTAINS GREW by John Dvorak skillfully weaves common knowledge and established theories with new research findings. Read the entire article at Teacher Librarians: Bridging Theory and Practice.